Laurie Wallmark

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Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code, Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

GRACE HOPPER: QUEEN OF COMPUTER CODE
Who was Grace Hopper? A software tester, workplace jester, cherished mentor, ace inventor, avid reader, naval leader AND rule breaker, chance taker, and troublemaker. Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code tells the riveting story of a trailblazing woman. Grace Hopper coined the term computer bug and taught computers to speak English. Throughout her life, Hopper succeeded in doing what no one had ever done before. Delighting in difficult ideas and in defying expectations, the insatiably curious Hopper truly was Amazing Grace . . . and a role model for science- and math-minded girls and boys. With a wealth of witty quotes, and richly detailed illustrations, this book brings Hopper's incredible accomplishments to life.

Order a copy now from your local bookstore, IndieBound, or Amazon.

AWARDS
Kirkus Starred Review
Parents' Choice Gold Medal



ADA BYRON LOVELACE AND THE THINKING MACHINE
Ada Byron Lovelace was the world's first computer programmer-over a hundred years before the invention of the electronic computer. At a time when girls and women had few options outside the home, Ada followed her dreams and studied mathematics.

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine is a picture book biography about this amazing woman and her accomplishments. The back matter contains a more detailed explanation of her program, as well as a discussion of Ada's remarkable predictions about computers of the future. This book ties in with both ELA and math Common Core standards.

Order a copy now from your local bookstore, IndieBound, or Amazon.

AWARDS
Four Starred Reviews:
     Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, School Library Journal
CBC/NSTA Best STEM Books of 2017
Cook Prize Honor Book
Outstanding Science Trade Book (National Science Teachers Association)
Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Book Award (California Reading Association)
Top Ten Science and Health Books for Youth (Booklist)
Amelia Bloomer List (American Library Association)